Tessitura Network Merger Expands Services and Consulting Team
Tessitura-Powered Organizations Expand With Record Growth Year
DALLAS, May 5, 2016 – Effective May 1st, the 15 professionals of KlearSky Solutions, LLC (KlearSky) joined
the Tessitura Network. Ivan Medanic, President and founder of KlearSky, has taken the role of Senior
Vice President, Consulting, of the Tessitura Network. Ivan noted, “In many ways this has been a long time
coming. We have been a strategic partner to the Tessitura Network for a number of years and have been
providing technology services to many of the Tessitura Network members. Over the past couple of years
we have worked more closely with Tessitura as their growth accelerated further. We came to the mutual
realization that we have a lot of cultural similarities with the Network, as well as complementary business
practices and service offerings. From an operational perspective, this brings a number of exciting
The Tessitura Network has grown rapidly to 545 organizations who hold licenses, become Network
community members, and take advantage of Tessitura’s powerful unified customer relationship system.
This system and its capabilities provide arts, cultural and entertainment organizations with equally strong
functionality in ticketing and admissions, fundraising, memberships, marketing, CRM, and all of the ways
in which organizations connect with their audiences.
The Tessitura Team’s own expansion in recent years has paralleled that of the Network’s to keep pace and
provide vital services. The Network North American consulting team has grown from a team of nine
consultants in 2012 to 50 now. Additional consultants are based in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Demand for all services is growing rapidly as new Tessitura organizations come on board and current
member organizations optimize their use of Tessitura and operate as effectively as possible. Consulting
services were performed in 2015 for over 300 organizations. With the additional professionals joining
from KlearSky, and their business niche and credibility, the Tessitura Network will be in an even stronger
position to serve the needs of Network members.
KlearSky, founded in 2004, focused its services to four main offerings: digital design and branding, website
development, database management service and custom technology integration. They served Tessitura
clients in a number of states with retained services, web services, custom coding, and they performed as
a subcontractor for the Tessitura Network.
Tessitura Network Consulting provides lifecycle services for Tessitura-powered organizations. These
Implementation and Training Services is responsible for successfully onboarding the many new Tessitura-
powered organizations. In addition, as needed, this team provides on-going system training, consulting
and functional optimization recommendations.
Tessitura Services provides on-going Tessitura administration, custom report writing, and functional
assistance for organizations that require additional bandwidth on an ongoing or interim basis.
Tessitura Technical Consulting is dedicated to working with data for custom reports, custom procedures,
enabling special interceptors that automate service and revenue building processes, converting data from
the many competitor systems that are switched to Tessitura, and performing integrations made possible
by the open nature of the Tessitura platform.
KlearSky Web Services is responsible for building out web solutions centered around the KlearSky CMS
and for customizations for TN Express Web, the flexible Network service that integrates transaction
processing, sales, and arts and cultural organization websites.
Tessitura Enterprise Consulting provides insights to grow business capabilities, increase ticketing and
fundraising revenue, and deepen constituent engagement. Enterprise consultants provide guidance on
business practices that drive organization’s high-level CRM, fundraising, and marketing strategies.
Jack Rubin, President of Tessitura commented, “The joined forces of the Tessitura Network Team and
KlearSky Team are 180 strong and comprise what is likely the largest arts and cultural sector consulting
team in the world. We continue to provide the highest performing arts and cultural enterprise software
functionality, the most professional support, the broadest level of professional consulting services, and
knowledge and best practice sharing via our community model in the eight countries across the Network
community. We are excited to have the KlearSky team onboard.”